A Mounting Board for a French Fry Cutter

Backer made out of poplar.

Backer made out of poplar.

Well this was a fun little afternoon project.  My mom asked me to mount her new french fry cutter to the side of her kitchen cabinets.  They had already picked up an 8′ x 8″ dimensioned popular board for the project, which unfortunately wasn’t wide enough for the task at hand.

The easy solution was to cross-cut the board into two 4′ lengths and glue them together.  After it was dry enough to work with I created the curve on the top and bottom by measuring 1″ in from the corners and clamping a thin piece of scrap to those points and bending it to the top center. I cut the curves on the band saw, routed an edge on the whole thing, and sanded it down with whatever grit dad had sitting around.

The only part I’m not pleased about is the burn marks from the router, particularly where it had to chew through end grain.  If anyone has a solution to avoid that I’m all ears!